Andrew Callaway

Dr Andrew Callaway

  • 01202 961255
  • acallaway at bournemouth dot ac dot uk
  • Senior Lecturer in Sports Management
  • Dorset House D133, Talbot Campus, Fern Barrow, Poole, BH12 5BB
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With a background in electronics and computing, Dr Callaway's primary research interest is the use of technology in all levels of sport. His goal is to create comprehensive biomechanical and tactical profiles for coaches and researchers. Working across a variety of sports including Archery, Table Tennis, Beach Soccer and Swimming has allowed application of his research in practical ways. The experience from this is relayed into his teaching and supervision of undergraduate and postgraduate students.

In his spare time he competes at archery, previously representing Great Britain at numerous international events.


Andrew's current research projects include:

- Investigating marksmanship analysis of Olympic Archery performance

- Time series analysis of archery competitions

- Biomechanical assessment of lower-limb prostheses in Kayaking

- Biomechanical assessment in swimming using electronics

- Biomechanical assessment of coaching tools in Golf

- Data analysis of sports science data, visualisation and application to practice

Journal Articles


  • Bewes, R., Williams, J. and Callaway, A., 2016. Quantifying the Static Shoulder Stability Test using Accelerometers. In: International Federation of Orthopaedic Manipulative Physical Therapists (IFOMPT) 4-8 July 2016 Glasgow.
  • Ertan, H., Er, F. and Callaway, A., 2015. Spatial analysis of hit distribution in recurve archery. In: European College of Sport Science (ECSS) 24-27 June 2015 Malmö, Sweden.
  • Nyman, S.R., Goodwin, K., Kwasnicka, D. and Callaway, A., 2015. Do strategies to increase physical activity among older people work for individuals? In: IAGG VIII European International Congress 23-26 April 2015 Dublin, Ireland. 29.
  • Heller, M., Wiedlack, J., Barfoot, K. and Callaway, A., 2014. Performance analysis in recurve archery: the potential role of timing stability and variability of movement phases. In: James, N. and O'Donoghue, P., eds. World Congress of Performance Analysis of Sport - X 4-7 September 2014 Opatija, Coratia.
  • Callaway, A. and Broomfield, S.. Technical factors utilised by elite archers: towards setting an agenda for archery. In: International Convention on Science, Education and Medicine in Sport (ICSEMIS) 19-24 July 2012 Glasgow, UK.
  • Barfoot, K., Casey, M. and Callaway, A.. Combined EEG and eye tracking in sports skills training and performance analysis. In: World Congress of Performance Analysis of Sport IX 25-28 July 2012 University of Worcester.
  • Casey, M., Yau, A., Barfoot, K. and Callaway, A.. Data mining of portable EEG brain wave signals for sports performance analysis: An Archery case study. In: International Convention on Science, Education and Medicine in Sport (ICSEMIS) 19-24 July 2012 Glasgow, UK.


Internet Publications


  • Callaway, A., 2014. Quantification of performance analysis factors in front crawl swimming using micro electronics: a data rich system for swimming. PhD Thesis. Bournemouth University, School of Applied Sciences.


PhD Students

  • Ekow Elliot. MRes - Power Development in Male Association Football Players
  • Matthew Wylde. Biomechanical analysis of badminton players using micro electronics
  • Rachael Bewes. Quantifying Upper Limb Sensorimotor Control to Investigate Relevance to Shoulder Dysfunction

Profile of Teaching UG

  • Critical Notational Analysis of Sport
  • Dissertation supervision
  • Developing Coaching Practice
  • Research Methods
  • Consultancy Project (Sport)
  • Performance Analysis

Invited Lectures

  • Quantitative Research Methods, BU, 19 Oct 2015 more
  • Industry Engagement through the Sports Degree Programmes - Back to the Future Conference 2014


  • Using sports performance software to enhance student assignment feedback (Santander, 11 Jan 2016). Completed
  • BU - Fusion (Mobility) (Internal, 01 Oct 2014). Completed
  • What is Poole's current and future tourism offer? (Poole Council, 01 Oct 2014). Completed
  • Pump-priming Beach Soccer Event (BU - Internal, 01 Sep 2014). Completed
  • Increasing walking among older people: A test of behaviour change techniques (RDU - Internal, 01 Oct 2012). Completed

External Responsibilities

  • Cardiff Metropolitan University, Examiner - MSc Sports Performance Analysis (2017-2021)
  • Plymouth College, External Examiner - Periodic Review (2016-)

Internal Responsibilities

  • Committee, Organiser, SURE @ BU

Public Engagement & Outreach Activities

  • Compiled report on GP Patient Survey for NHS WEST HAMPSHIRE CCG
  • Performance Analyst - England Beach Soccer
  • Performance Analyst - Devon & Cornwall Archery Society
  • Industry Engagement through the Sports Degree Programmes - Back to the Future Conference 2014
  • Behind the scenes at match of the day - Festival of Learning 2015
  • Behind the scenes at match of the day - Festival of Learning 2014

Consultancy Activities

  • Westminster Sports Unit project, Creation of support pack for athletes. Westminster Sports Unit
  • Performance Analyst, consultancy. Devon and Cornwall Archery Team
  • Performance Analyst, consultancy. England Beach Soccer, Shelley Broomfield, 01 Sep 2013


  • PhD in Sports Technology - Biomechanics of Swimming (Bournemouth University, 2014)
  • Level 1 Anthropometrist in Kinanthropometry (International Society for the Advancement of Kinanthropometry (ISAK), 2013)
  • Level 4 Performance Analyst in Performance Analysis (International Society of Performance Analysis for Sport, 2013)
  • BEng (Hons) in Applied Computing and Electronics (Bournemouth University, 2006)


  • BASES - The British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences, Member,
  • CIMSPA - Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity, Member,
  • HEA - Higher Education Authority, Fellow,
  • IET - The Institution of Engineering and Technology, Member,
  • ISAK - International Society for the Advancement of Kinanthropometry, Member,
  • ISPAS - International Society of Performance Analysis of Sport, Accredited Level 4,
  • IST - Institute of Science and Technology, CSci - Chartered Scientist,
  • IST - Institute of Science and Technology, Member,
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